Early last month, the Biden-Harris Administration declared the Clean Air Buildings Challenge. Their goal being to create a clean indoor air plan by developing better ventilation, amplifying air filtration, and encouraging occupants to be more aware of their indoor air quality.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, awareness of Indoor Air Quality has skyrocketed. People are concerned about the spread of the virus through poor air quality. The Clean Air in Buildings Challenge was put in place by the US government to improve overall IAQ (indoor air quality) in March 2022.
So far, the US government has provided $350 billion for state/local governments, and $122 billion for schools to put towards the improvement of their air quality. This will allow for better ventilation systems to be put in place, and equipment such as fans, HEPA filters, HVAC replacements, and other industry standard air quality filters to be purchased.